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Published February 3, 2009
Brian Leen, president of North American Inks at Sun Chemical, announced the appointment of key leaders responsible for the growth and sales of the company’s newly reorganized North American business unit      “By uniting… Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
Brian Leen, president of North American Inks at Sun Chemical, announced four product managers within the company’s newly reorganized North American business unit.        “Our product managers play an important role i… Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
Companies and brand owners using ultraviolet (UV) invisible ink technology to protect their products against counterfeiting could be leaving themselves open to problems due to the widespread, illegitimate availability of the technology.   &… Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
Sun Chemical increased prices for packaging, commercial sheetfed, and news inks in Canada between 5-12 percent effective January 1, 2009. “The price of oil has receded in recent weeks, but the costs of pigments, pigment intermediaries, resin… Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
Sun Chemical named Pitman Company as its national distributor for the commercial marketplace. The new distributor relationship allows Sun Chemical to reach customers faster and more effectively. The Pitman Company will carry Sun Chemical’s f… Read More »
Printed Electronics USA 2008 Showcases Potential of New Technology
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 2, 2009
Opportunities for printed electronics continue to emerge, with companies ranging from BASF, DuPont, Nokia and Evonik to innovative manufacturers such as Soligie, Konarka, Kovio and Plextronics offering looks at what the future may hold. Read More »
Published January 30, 2009
The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) honored the Sun Chemical Performance Pigments manufacturing facility in Muskegon, Mich. with the 2008 Silver Performance Improvement Award for the plant’s continual improvement in… Read More »
Published January 22, 2009
Sun Chemical has agreed to name the Pitman Company, a distribution company focused on the commercial graphic arts printing market in the United States, as its national distributor for the commercial marketplace. The new distributor relationship al… Read More »
Published January 7, 2009
Companies and brand owners using ultra-violet (UV) invisible ink technology to protect their products against counterfeiting could be leaving themselves open to problems due to the widespread, illegitimate availability of the technology.  &nbs… Read More »
Published December 18, 2008
Sun Chemical has agreed to a deal with Cambridge-based digital print specialist, Tonejet, to manufacture and supply inks to Tonejet’s first customer, leading beverage can manufacturer, Ball Packaging Europe.   Tonejet’s innovative… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
Gary Pitsinger, technical specialist for Color Resolutions International, Fairfield, OH, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, while on an assignment for CRI in Tennessee.      Mr. Pitsinger had been with Color Resolutions… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
Silberline has expanded its relationship with Archway Sales, Inc. Archway’s territory expanded to include northern Ohio, Michigan, and western Pennsylvania in addition to its current territory, which includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorad… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
Addressing heatset printers’ needs for ink to print consistently across a growing range of improved paper stocks and grades, Sun Chemical introduced PrintSmart publication inks.      The PrintSmart product line includes four f… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
Sun Chemical implemented a 7 percent price increase for publication inks in North America effective Dec. 1, 2008.       “The price of oil has receded in recent weeks, but the costs of pigments, pigment intermediaries, res… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
Sun Chemical will increase prices for packaging, commercial sheetfed, and news inks in Canada between 5-12 percent effective January 1, 2009. “The price of oil has receded in recent weeks, but the costs of pigments, pigment intermediaries, resin… Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 25, 2008
For ink manufacturers, 2008 finished on a difficult note, as the economy and the state of raw materials took its toll. Still, there is a sense of cautious optimism going into 2009, as �green� products and new technologies offer opportunities. Read More »
The Metallic Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published November 25, 2008
Metallic inks, used to create eye-catching graphics, are becoming more popular in packaging to attract consumers and create differentiation on the shelf. Read More »
Published November 25, 2008
Brian Leen, president of North American Inks at Sun Chemical, announced four product managers within the company’s newly reorganized North American business unit. North American Inks has adopted a structure that will provide greater focus o… Read More »
Published November 24, 2008
Brian Leen, president of North American Inks at Sun Chemical, announced the appointment of key leaders responsible for the growth and sales of the company’s newly reorganized North American business unit North American Inks has adopted a st… Read More »
Published November 7, 2008
SGIA 2008 visitors were introduced to innovative new products from Sun Chemical showing significant developments in display, industrial and electronic materials technologies.       “Sun Chemical’s major investments i… Read More »
NPIRI Conference Examines Sustainability and the Environment
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 5, 2008
Ink manufacturers, suppliers, printers and print buyers were on hand to discuss the sustainability and environmental issues during NPIRI�s annual technical conference. Read More »
The Energy-Curable Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 5, 2008
Despite raw material pricing and supply issues, UV- and EB-curable inks and coatings enjoy growth in the marketplace, while LED-curable technologies offer new opportunities. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 5, 2008
In my journeys at drupa 2008 in May, a few new technologies caught my eye. In particular, I was intrigued by the potential for LED-curable inks. There hadn’t been a lot of announcements on LED curing prior to drupa, but quite a few companies sh… Read More »
Published November 3, 2008
Sun Chemical will be implementing a seven percent price increase for publication inks in North America effective December 1, 2008.   “The price of oil has receded in recent weeks, but the costs of pigments, pigment intermediaries, resin… Read More »
Published October 28, 2008
Addressing heatset printers’ needs for ink to print consistently across a growing range of improved paper stocks and grades, Sun Chemical introduced PrintSmart publication inks.   The PrintSmart product line includes four families of he… Read More »
Published October 20, 2008
Sun Chemical named Felipe Mellado chief marketing officer and Bradley Schrader vice president of strategy and business development.   As the chief marketing officer, Mr. Mellado will oversee all of Sun Chemical’s corporate marketing act… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Presstek, Inc. announced that Edward E. Barr has been elected to its Board of Directors. Mr. Barr served as president and CEO of Sun Chemical Corporation from 1987 to 1998, during which time Sun Chemical’s revenues grew from $600 million to mor… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Printers looking to both enhance productivity and print quality standards can upgrade to Kohl & Madden’s Triumph sheetfed process inks, a new low-VOC ink technology high in renewable raw materials that produces ultra high press performance.… Read More »

Published October 10, 2008
Sun Chemical Europe Announces Price Increases Sun Chemical is increasing prices for the commercial, packaging and industrial markets by between 5 and 15 percent because of significant increases in raw material, energy and transportation costs. The… Read More »
The Packaging Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 2, 2008
Higher raw material costs and the weakening economy have impacted the packaging market, although there are also opportunities for growth. Read More »
The Growing Market for Solar Cells
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 2, 2008
Printing is playing a key role in the development of low-cost flexible thin-film solar cells, and ink companies are creating novel new technologies for this fast-growing market. Read More »
The Publication Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 2, 2008
Publication ink manufacturers are trying to balance higher costs with the need for new products as they try to help their customers meet the demands of the changing marketplace. Read More »
Published October 1, 2008
Newspaper printers can extend the life cycle of their presses with Horizon Mild Acid Fount, a FOGRA-compliant fountain solution with excellent performance from Sun Chemical’s Rycoline division.   “The most important investment that… Read More »
Published September 26, 2008
During the National Printing Ink Research Institute's (NPIRI) annual Technical Conference on Sept. 24, the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) presented Dr. Danny Rich, color physicist for Sun Chemical, with the NAPIM Award for… Read More »
Published September 17, 2008
Printers looking to both enhance productivity and print quality standards can now upgrade to Kohl & Madden’s Triumph sheetfed process inks, a new low-VOC ink technology high in renewable raw materials that produces ultra high press performa… Read More »
Published September 11, 2008
Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF)  announced that Sun Chemical was awarded a 2008 InterTech Technology Award for its Platinum White technology, a UV flexo white ink that improves the productivity of conv… Read More »
Published September 11, 2008
Faced with continued increases in raw materials and operating costs, Sun Chemical’s Specialty Inks Group increased prices by 6 to 10 percent on all products sold in North America effective Sept. 1, 2008.       “The… Read More »
Published September 4, 2008
Presstek, Inc. announced that Edward E. Barr has been elected to its Board of Directors. Mr. Barr is an industry leader who served as president and CEO of Sun Chemical Corporation from 1987 to 1998, during which time Sun Chemical's revenues grew from… Read More »
Preparing for REACH
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 3, 2008
As European ink companies and their suppliers continue the pre-registration phase of REACH, they also are considering the impact of the legislation on raw materials, formulations and the ink industry as a whole. Read More »
Published August 29, 2008
Sun Chemical is increasing prices for the commercial, packaging and industrial markets by between 5 and 15 percent because of significant increases in raw material, energy and transportation costs. The increases cover Europe, Africa and the Middle Ea… Read More »
Published August 21, 2008
SGIA 2008 visitors will be introduced to innovative new products from Sun Chemical showing significant developments in display, industrial and electronic materials technologies.   “Sun Chemical’s major investments in research and d… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Visitors attending Labelexpo Americas 2008 will be introduced to innovative products from Sun Chemical that will help label and narrow web printers and brand owners improve productivity, incorporate security and leverage technologies like printed ele… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Sun Chemical North America, including Canada, implemented energy/material surcharges on inks effective July 14, 2008. A 10 cent per pound surcharge was applied to news inks, directory inks, coldset, heatset, publication gravure, solvent packaging and… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Sun Chemical Europe is increasing prices in the publication market by between 10 and 20 percent dependent upon the product, due to significant increases in raw material, energy and transportation costs. The increases cover Europe, Africa and the Midd… Read More »
A conversation with: Rudi Lenz, Sun Chemical
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published August 7, 2008
For Rudi Lenz, president and CEO of Sun Chemical, 2008 marked the first time he has attended drupa Rudi Lenz as the leader of Sun Chemical, and he used the opportunity to its fullest by staying the entire 14-day run.  &n… Read More »
Drupa 2008 Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published August 7, 2008
Drupa 2008 was another huge show, with nearly 391,000 visitors from 138 countries checking out the 1,971 exhibits, and leading international ink manufacturers were well represented, showcasing innovative new products and services. Read More »
The Top International Ink Companies
By Staff
Published August 7, 2008
For the leading global ink manufacturers, 2008 was a time of economic uncertainty, as raw material prices continued to rise and the U.S. dollar slumped. Still, ink industry leaders also see some opportunities ahead. Read More »
High-Performance Pigments
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published August 6, 2008
Despite pricing pressures and a challenging economic environment, demand for high performance pigments continues to increase. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published August 6, 2008
Typically, the summer months are quiet for the ink industry, as people take some time off for vacation. However, the past few months have been anything but restful: drupa is now in the books, while increasing pressure from price increases throughout… Read More »
Published August 4, 2008
Faced with continued increases in raw materials and operating costs, Sun Chemical’s Specialty Inks Group will increase prices by 6 to 10 percent on all products sold in North America effective Sept. 1, 2008.   “The printing ink in… Read More »